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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Pet owners...it's not too late to take the PPCP survey

We love our pets. In fact, 68 percent of households own pets as of 2012, according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA). APPA predicts that we will spend close to $60 billion this year on our pets, and a sizable chunk of that will be for pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

For a variety of reasons, these medicines and shampoos don't necessarily get used up. What happens when you no longer need Spot's medication? What do you do with the leftover steroids, antibiotics or other pills you brought home for your furry friend? Researchers would like to know and are asking pet owners to take part in a national survey.

Both pet owners and veterinary care professionals are invited to take part in Oregon Sea Grant's survey at http://tinyurl.com/PetWellbeingandEnvironment. The research team is hoping to learn how information is shared and what choices are made when households have unwanted pet medicines.

So be a sport and take 10 minutes to fill out the survey. They are looking for pet owners all across the country...so you don't have to be a Oregon native to participate. Thanks!

The survey will be available until February 14.

To learn more about why surveys like this are important, or to let us know what's important to you, connect with us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Google+, and at UnwantedMeds.org.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:36AM on 1/9/2015
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